It’s almost time for the Annual 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Swordfish Grill and Tiki Bar in Cortez, Florida. For the fifth year in a row, the competition takes place on the outdoor patio this Wednesday at 1 PM.
Participants will have 10 minutes to eat as many hotdogs as they can to win over $250 in cash, prizes and awesome Swordfish swag. The champion will also have his or her name engraved on the coveted Hahana Ilio cup (that’s Hawaiian for “hotdog”).
Last year‘s winner was Billy “The Batter Box” Raley, who finished 10 hotdogs in the allotted time. Previous champs have eaten as many as 12 hotdogs.
Even if you aren’t competing, it’s a great way to spend the afternoon. MC and Swordfish General Manager Bob Slicker calls it, “the most fun you can have on the Fourth of July!” There will be raffles and a few surprises. Bring the kids, grandkids….. the more the merrier! Have some lunch, a drink and enjoy the beautiful waterfront views at the Swordfish.
Registration forms are available at the restaurant, and all must sign a waiver. Minors must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.
Swordfish Grill & Tiki
4628 119th St. 34215
Photos from Swordfish Grill Facebook Page